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    In two short seasons, The Foster Festival has evolved from an unknown commodity to a major cultural anchor in St Catharines that delivers beautiful and definitive productions of Norm Foster’s work. Help support our Festival by donating today and becoming a Foster Festival Absolute Bestie. Join us and be FFAB!


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  • JUNE 27 - JULY 13, 2018

    Wrong For Each Other - Norm Foster Greatest Hit!

    How can things which begin so right end up so wrong? Four years after their divorce, Norah and Marty meet by chance in a big-city restaurant. Overcoming the awkwardness of the situation, they decide to have lunch together. 


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  • JULY 18 - AUGUST 3, 2018

    Come Down From Up River
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears. This latest Maritime saga from Norm Foster is guaranteed to delight!

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  • AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 25, 2018

    Renovations For Six
    - Norm Foster World Premiere!

    After taking in this newest comedy by Canada's most popular playwright, you’ll never look at a paint chip again without laughing…or cringing! This new World Premiere by Norm Foster is sure to leave you laughing long after the final bow!


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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario just down the road from the Shaw Festival, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

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Foster Festival's 2018 Adult Drama Club

Jan 17th, 2018

The Foster Festival Adult Drama Club is back for our Scene Study Clinic at the Rodman Hall Art Centre.

Opportunity: Wardrobe Coordinator 2018 Season

Jan 17th, 2018

A Wardrobe Coordinator required for the Norm Foster Theatre Festival in summer 2018

Opportunity: Theatre Craftspersons 2018 Season

Jan 12th, 2018

2 Theatre Craftspersons required for the Norm Foster Theatre Festival in summer 2018

Opportunity: Production Assistant 2018 Season

Jan 12th, 2018

Production Assistant required for the Norm Foster Theatre Festival in summer 2018

Opportunity: Apprentice Stage Managers 2018 Season

Jan 12th, 2018

3 Apprentice Stage Managers required for the Norm Foster Theatre Festival in summer 2018


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Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

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